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July 25, 2019
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Quebec police raise eyebrows with sarcastic responses to online critics

Chief Insp. Guy Lapointe, head of communications, says the force recently changed its social media policy in order to use humour and sarcasm to draw greater attention to its public safety campaigns.

‘We need some relief:’ Police chief says meth crisis leading to jump in crime

“There’s no other major city in Canada that is dealing with a meth crisis like we are,” Chief Danny Smyth said Monday after the release of the Winnipeg Police Service’s statistical report for 2018.

Yukon getting $2.3 million for police training, drug-testing devices

Yukon is receiving federal money for drug-testing devices and for training for officers to test drivers for drug impairment, the federal government announced last Tuesday, as reported by CBC. The funding, about $2.3 million, comes from a pot of $81 million previously announced for public and road safety.
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Pride and policing: Reconciling our past, celebrating our present and looking towards our future

In June, 26 RCMP delegates from across the country attended the 2nd World LGBTQ Conference for Criminal Justice Professionals, hosted by the Toronto Police Service in partnership with the RCMP. For many, the conference was life-changing. » Read more

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying

The federal government is fighting a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP over bullying and intimidation of members, saying the national police force already has a comprehensive policy on harassment and the Mounties have made strides toward modernization. » Learn more

Crime up, homicide down: Five things to know about the 2018 crime statistics

The national statistics agency says both the crime rate and its measurement of the severity of crime were up two per cent this year, the fourth straight year of increases since 2014. » Learn more

First Indigenous person to join the RCMP honoured in B.C.

Edward “Hawk” Kelly Jr. was the first Indigenous person in the history of the force to serve in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, according to an article in the Summerland Review, and he was honoured at a special event on June 26. The celebration also marked his 80th birthday, as well as 60 years since he graduated from the RCMP Training Academy, known as “Depot” in 1959. » Learn more
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Calgary Police Rodeo

Date: Aug. 10, 2019
Location: Cochrane, Alta.
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CACP 2019

Date: Aug. 11-15, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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IPA Canada Section Training Week – Region 9

Date: Aug. 12-18, 2019
Location: Chilliwack, B.C.
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World Association of Detectives 94th Annual Conference

Date: Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2019
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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